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Álvaro Siza wins Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement

19:00 - 27 June, 2012
Alvaro Siza Vieira, Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement of the 13th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia. Courtesy: Álvaro Siza office
Alvaro Siza Vieira, Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement of the 13th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia. Courtesy: Álvaro Siza office

Álvaro Siza Vieira’s birthday week just got even better, as he has been awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement of the 13th International Architecture Exhibition. The decision was made by the Board of la Biennale di Venezia, chaired by Paolo Baratta, under Director David Chipperfield’s proposal. Siza will be honored at the Giardini of la Biennale, during the opening and award ceremony on August 29th, 2012.

“It is difficult to think of a contemporary architect who has maintained such a consistent presence within the profession as Álvaro Siza. That this presence is maintained by an architect that lives and works at the extreme Atlantic margin of Europe only serves to emphasize his authority and his status.”

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Video: Three Little Worlds

16:00 - 27 June, 2012

Manhattan Loft Gardens / SOM

15:00 - 27 June, 2012
SOM I © Hayes Davidson
SOM I © Hayes Davidson

A triple height entrance lobby will welcome visitors to a world-class hotel, two restaurants, three sky gardens and a 248 unit residential tower, all with stunning views over Olympic Park. These are some of the key features offered in the newly unveiled plan for the 42-storey Manhattan Loft Gardens in London, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM). It is planned to be built near the Stratford International Station – the gateway to the 2012 London Olympics. Completion is scheduled for 2014.

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Shared Communal Lobby and Reception - SOM I © Hayes Davidson Lower Roof Terrace - SOM I © Hayes Davidson Upper Roof Garden Apartments - SOM I © Hayes Davidson Middle Roof Garden - SOM I © Hayes Davidson +13

Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park / Cook + Fox Architects

13:00 - 27 June, 2012
© Cook+Fox Architects
© Cook+Fox Architects

The Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park in midtown New York, designed by Cook + Fox Architects, is the first commercial high-rise to achieve LEED Platinum certification.  The design and high performance of this building is intended to set a new standard for commercial construction and for the office-work environment.  By focusing on ways to emphasize daylight, fresh air and a connection to the outdoors, the architects redefine the parameters of the skyscraper as more than a glass box.

More on the strategies implemented in this project after the break.

Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park / Cook + Fox Architects © David Sundberg / Esto © Cook+Fox Architects © David Sundberg / Esto +16

5th Annual Creative Spaces Event

11:00 - 27 June, 2012
Courtesy of Société de développement commercial du Village (SDCV)
Courtesy of Société de développement commercial du Village (SDCV)

The fifth anniversary of the Creative Spaces summer event highlights the creation of a pedestrian mall on St. Catherine, between St-Hubert and Papineau streets. Taking place until September 16, the event offers an opportunity for the instigator of the project, the Société de développement commercial du Village (SDCV), in collaboration with the Ville-Marie borough, to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the creation of Montreal’s Gay Village. The spaces will open up for the display of creative installations and art exhibitions. More information on the event after the break.

Data Space / CLOG

10:30 - 27 June, 2012

“Every second, 2.8 million emails are sent, 30,000 phrases are Googled, and 600 updates are tweeted. While being absorbed into this virtual world, most rarely consider the physical ramifications of this data. All over the world, data centers are becoming integral components of our twenty-first city infrastructure As cloud storage and global Internet usage increase, it’s time to talk about the physical space of data.” - CLOG (5)

What does it look like to give the virtual, physical form? As every CLOG edition, Data Space explores “from multiple viewpoints and through a variety of means, a single subject particularly relevant to architecture now” (5) and this subject, how to design “the infrastructure of invisible data” (103), could very well be the defining question of our age. 

Zaha Hadid Speaks out about Austerity

09:00 - 27 June, 2012
Zaha Hadid via AN Blog
Zaha Hadid via AN Blog

With the economic stability of Europe still uncertain, Dame Hadid has recently spoken out against ideas of austerity, warning the UK government that such a move would lead to poor quality projects for the country’s citizens.  Hadid told Kath Viner of The Guardian,  ”I think that austerity is used as a cliche because people don’t have ideas, they want to crib (old ones) to do bad stuff.  Schools, housing, hospitals – I think the government should invest in good housing.”   Hadid went on to explain, “”There needs to be investment. We need some sort of quality.  All the privileged can travel, see different worlds, not everyone can. I think it is important for people to have an interesting local nearby. Buildings need to do another job, enlighten people, space enlightens the same way as music art and technology.”

'Bambooline Berlin' / Peter Ruge Architekten

07:00 - 27 June, 2012
Courtesy of Peter Ruge Architekten
Courtesy of Peter Ruge Architekten

Designed by Peter Ruge Architekten, the ‘Bambooline Berlin’ project, exhibited at Gallery DEN in Berline, explores the city’s urban development and proposes a new approach for the temporary, interim use of sustainable urban wasteland. This new, imaginary band complements the historically developed lines of the Berlin cityscape. More images and architects’ description after the break.

'Bottom Up' Public Intervention at International Architecture Festival / eme3

04:00 - 27 June, 2012
Courtesy of eme3
Courtesy of eme3

At the seventh edition of the International Architecture Festival from June 27-July 1, eme3‘s project brings back the action to the public space. They aim to recover the format of former editions and take back the interventions and organization of activities in different locations of the city center. These locations include some lots and spaces that were abandoned and fell into degradation. Their topic, ‘Bottom Up’, has a participation of around 50 participants coming from 17 countries. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Rosa Keller Library / Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

01:00 - 27 June, 2012
Rosa Keller Library / Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, © Timothy Hursley
© Timothy Hursley
  • Architects

  • Location

    4300 S Broad St, New Orleans, LA 70125, USA
  • Architect

    Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
  • Area

    10000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Timothy Hursley © Timothy Hursley © Timothy Hursley © Timothy Hursley +12

Kentfield Hillside Residence / Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects

01:00 - 27 June, 2012
Kentfield Hillside Residence / Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects, © David Wakely Photography
© David Wakely Photography
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kentfield, California, USA
  • Design Team

    Eric Haesloop, Mary Griffin, Jule Tsai, Evan Markiewicz, John Kleman, Jerome Christensen, Mayumi Hara, Juliet Hsu, Tory Wolcott.
  • Interiors

    TGH, Margaret Turnbull Simon
  • Civil Engineer

     Sherwood Engineers
  • Structural

    Fratessa Forbes Wong
  • Landscape

    GLS Landscape Architecture, Rana Creek (living roof)
  • General Contractor

    Redhorse Constructors
  • Area

    5.9 ft2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© David Wakely Photography © David Wakely Photography © David Wakely Photography © David Wakely Photography +19

FDNY Marine Company 9

01:00 - 27 June, 2012
FDNY Marine Company 9, © Paul Warchol
© Paul Warchol

© Paul Warchol © Paul Warchol © Paul Warchol © Paul Warchol +17

Starfall Farm

01:00 - 27 June, 2012
Starfall Farm, Courtesy of Invisible Studio
Courtesy of Invisible Studio

Courtesy of Invisible Studio Courtesy of Invisible Studio Courtesy of Invisible Studio Courtesy of Invisible Studio +27

Medical Cared Center for Disabled Persons / Atelier Zündel & Cristea

01:00 - 27 June, 2012
Medical Cared Center for Disabled Persons / Atelier Zündel & Cristea, © Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau

© Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau +9

Fire Station in Vilnius / Laimos ir Ginto Projektai

01:00 - 27 June, 2012
Fire Station in Vilnius / Laimos ir Ginto Projektai, ©  Raimondas Urbakavičius
©  Raimondas Urbakavičius
  • Architects

  • Location

    Vilnius district municipality, Lithuania
  • Architects

     Laimos ir Ginto Projektai
  • Project Team

     Gintautas Vieversys, Laima Tumynienė, Adomas Šablevičius, Valdemaras Stupak, Dovydas Čipkus
  • Area

    4000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

©  Raimondas Urbakavičius ©  Raimondas Urbakavičius ©  Raimondas Urbakavičius ©  Raimondas Urbakavičius +26

AD Classics: Maison de Verre / Pierre Chareau + Bernard Bijvoet

01:00 - 27 June, 2012
AD Classics: Maison de Verre / Pierre Chareau + Bernard Bijvoet, © Wikimedia user: Subrealistsandu
© Wikimedia user: Subrealistsandu

© Wikimedia user: Subrealistsandu © Wikimedia user: Subrealistsandu © Wikimedia user: Subrealistsandu © Wikimedia user: Subrealistsandu +13

London Olympic Stadium / Populous

01:00 - 27 June, 2012
London Olympic Stadium / Populous, © Unknown photographer
© Unknown photographer

© Unknown photographer © Unknown photographer © Unknown photographer © Unknown photographer +21

Temporary Dormitories / Albert Company Olmo, Jan Glasmeier, Line Ramstad

01:00 - 27 June, 2012
Temporary Dormitories / Albert Company Olmo, Jan Glasmeier, Line Ramstad
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mae Sot, Provincia de Tak, Tailandia
  • Project team Students

    Marta de las Heras Martínez, Luis Rodríguez Carnero, Alejandro Buzo, Maria Nuñez and Eduardo Novo
  • Construction

    Ga Yaw Ga Yaw
  • Area

    72.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012

Temporary Dormitories / Albert Company Olmo, Jan Glasmeier, Line Ramstad Temporary Dormitories / Albert Company Olmo, Jan Glasmeier, Line Ramstad Temporary Dormitories / Albert Company Olmo, Jan Glasmeier, Line Ramstad Temporary Dormitories / Albert Company Olmo, Jan Glasmeier, Line Ramstad +12